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Ownership Structure

23-03-2023
Ownership Structure

INVESTOR RELATIONS POLICY

SPENN Technology A/S wants to communicate with the market and stakeholders about the development of the company’s business model. The communication will primarily take place through company announcements to Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Via the website, SPENN Technology wants to increase awareness of the company and make relevant information and presentations available.

Concern Chart

Concern Chart

Company Description

Company Description

Articles of Association

Articles of Association

Transparency Act Due Diligence and Findings Report

Transparency Act Due Diligence and Findings Report

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Jens Glaso

Chief Executive Officer and Founder since 2015

  • Born in 1971
  • Award winning entrepreneur and founder of several companies
  • Stock broker, trader and financial advisor for wealthy individuals and former executive vice president for Optimum ASA
  • Founded TrustBuddy in 2009. Under his management TrustBuddy became the world’s biggest Peer-to-Peer(P2P) provider of short-term loans, the most diversified Crowdfunding company and the first publicly traded P2P company globally, on NASDAQ OMX First North (2011)
  • Jens is a member of the Executive Board of The European Crowdfunding Network AISBL(ECN), a professional network promoting adequate transparency, regulation and governance
  • For SPENN Technology A/S shareholding, please see list of top shareholders here
Bård Bjerkås

Chief Legal Officer & Co-founder since 2015

  • Born in 1971
  • Lawyer graduated from university of Oslo, Norway
  • Founding member of several IT and real estate companies
  • Worked in finance since he graduated as a lawyer
  • Regulatory expert in international finance and tech
  • Former CLO and CFO in TrustBuddy
  • For SPENN Technology A/S shareholding, please see list of top shareholders here
Magne Fretheim

Chief Technology Officer & Board Member since 2021, also as CTO in Blockbonds AS since 2015

  • Born in 1974
  • In 1996 obtained a Bachelor degree in Engineering (IT), Høgskolen i Gjøvik, Norway
  • More than 20 years of experience within IT, working within sectors such as banking and telecoms
  • Strong knowledge of database systems, outsourcing, insourcing and IT operations. Worked extensively with distributed teams
  • Broad experience from regulatory tech discussions
  • Member of The European Crowdfunding Network’s Blockchain Working Group
  • Not an independent board member
  • For SPENN Technology A/S shareholding, please see list of top shareholders here
Andy Colman

Interim Chief Financial Officer, effective from 2. October 2023

Andy Colman has been serving as the Head of Financial Control at SPENN Technology A/S and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role.
  • Detailed information coming soon
  • For SPENN Technology A/S shareholding, please see list of top shareholders here.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Karl-Anders Gronland

Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2021, non-executive

  • Born in 1970
  • In 1995 graduated as Cand.Jur from the University of Oslo (Law), as the best student of the year
  • Lawyer and partner at SBG Storløkken AS, former judge
  • Additional education in economics (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)
  • Former secretary for the Norwegian Public Limited Liabilities Companies Act Commission that submitted its report to the new Norwegian Public Limited Liabilities Companies Act, NOU 1996:3
  • Author of several books and articles on legal matters
  • He is on the board of 13 companies, of which he is the chairman in ten
  • For SPENN Technology A/S shareholding, please see list of top shareholders here
Bjørn Kjos

Board Member since 2023, non-executive

  • Born in 1946
  • Founder of Norwegian Air Shuttle and CEO from 2002 until 2019 in which period the airline grew from a few airplanes to become Europe’s third and the world's fifth largest low-cost carrier operating around 170 aircrafts.
  • Co-founder of Bank Norwegian which purpose was to facilitate the airlines loyalty program, the bank is currently worth about 1.8 billion USD
  • Before becoming the CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle Bjørn Kjos worked as a lawyer admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway.
  • On the Board of eight companies in which he is the chainman in four
  • Not an independent board member
  • For SPENN Technology A/S shareholding, please see list of top shareholders here
Jan F. Andersen

Board Member since 2016, non-executive

  • Born in 1967
  • Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration, MSc (Econ) from Copenhagen Business School in 1992 and certificate of IAA
  • Experience within management, business development, operation, finance and investment in digital and internet-based software, financial, consultancy and media companies
  • Co-founder of Adpepper Media International N.V., which was listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and member of its Board of Directors for 11 years
  • Co-founder of the investment company, DK Trends Invest A/S, which was listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange in 2007 and director therein between 2007-2011
  • Holds various positions within the SPENN Technology A/S subsidiaries; CPH Crypto A/S, Netposten A/S and NPinvestor Fondsmæglerselskab A/S
  • Not an independent board member
  • For SPENN Technology A/S shareholding, please see list of top shareholders here
Petrus Johannes Van der Walt

Board member since 2021, non-executive

  • Born in 1960
  • B.Comm & Honns. B.Acc.& M.Comm., North-West University
  • Executive Master’s Degree in Social Science - HEC School of Management, Paris
  • Chartered Accountant (SA) Public Accountants and Auditor’s Board
  • Experienced banking executive and community developer with an extensive career at top-level positions at various banks in South Africa and Zambia
  • From 2018 served as an Executive Consultant and later CEO of Cavmont Bank Ltd in Zambia
  • Expert in corporate leadership and the areas of operational and commercial banking, deep understanding of the importance of financial inclusion for low-income communities
  • An independent board member
  • For SPENN Technology A/S shareholding, please see list of top shareholders here
Magne Fretheim

Chief Technology Officer & Board Member since 2021, also as CTO in Blockbonds AS since 2015

  • Born in 1974
  • In 1996 obtained a Bachelor degree in Engineering (IT), Høgskolen i Gjøvik, Norway
  • More than 20 years of experience within IT, working within sectors such as banking and telecoms
  • Strong knowledge of database systems, outsourcing, insourcing and IT operations. Worked extensively with distributed teams
  • Broad experience from regulatory tech discussions
  • Member of The European Crowdfunding Network’s Blockchain Working Group
  • Not an independent board member
  • For SPENN Technology A/S shareholding, please see list of top shareholders here

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